Events In The Watershed

SOLD OUT - Woodcock Walk

Friday, March 15 at 11:00 pm

Richard Crossley/VIREO via Auduboi
**Update 3/1/24: This program is full. Online registration is closed.**


Join us for an evening walk to witness one of the most remarkable signs of spring, the display of the American Woodcock. The walk will end by (hopefully!) watching the remarkable courtship dance and song of this secretive bird.
To learn more about the display of the woodcocks, you can view this recorded program:

There are six Woodcock Walks that you can attend, all at Crossways Preserve. The program will be approximately 1 hour long.



After a short walk from the parking lot, we will be waiting in one area for the birds to display. Feel free to bring a portable chair to use while we wait. Rain or high winds will postpone until the next day. Registrants will be notified 2 hours prior to the scheduled walk if postponement is necessary.


  • Dress for the weather as this program will be outside
  • Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes, trails may be wet and muddy
  • Bring binoculars if you have them (loaners available)
  • Bring a flashlight or headlamp for the walk out after dusk


We are happy to offer our programs at no cost to participants, but if you are able, a $10 suggested donation would be greatly appreciated. Wissahickon Trails is a local, community-supported nonprofit. Our budget depends entirely on the generosity of our supporters—individuals, foundations, and corporations.  Donate online today


Event Details
  • Location

    Crossways Preserve, Cathcart Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

  • Contact

  • Accessibility

    Please note: Participants will need to be able to walk approximately 200 yards over a flat grass path. Participants will need to be able to stand for about an hour, or bring a chair to sit on. Restrooms are not available.

  • Parking

    Small parking lot about mid-way on Cathcart Road, Blue Bell, PA.

  • Price

    Free; donations accepted